Education & Training


  • 2011: NUI Galway: Postgraduate Diploma in Education
  • 2001: Columbia University, New York: Masters of Fine Arts, Playwriting (3 years)
  • 1993: Trinity College Dublin, Ireland: Bachelor of Arts (Honors)
  • 1988: Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin, Ireland: Diploma in Acting
  • 1987: Associate of the Irish Board of Speech and Drama


  • 2023: Sligo Jazz Festival Summer School Workshops and Masterclasses in Singing
  • 2019: Awarded two-week writing residency with bursary at Heinrich Böll Cottage, Dugort, Achill
  • 2018 & 2019: Young Irish Film Makers Youth Film-making course with Garry McHugh
  • 2019: West Cork Literary Festival, one week of Songwriting with Ye Vagabonds
  • 2018: Youth Theatre Ireland: Masterclass for Drama Facilitators with Dave Kelly
  • 2018: NUI Galway: “A Little Piece of Art”: hands-on workshop in acting and directing with Max Hafler using The Cherry Orchard as a means of interpreting and exploring the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique (Four days)
  • 2018: NUI Maynooth / Youth Theatre Ireland: Directing with Tom Creed (three days)
  • 2018: West Cork Literary Festival: Short Story Workshop (one week) with Marie-Helene Bertino
  • 2018: Fishamble Playwriting Course, Hawk’s Well, Sligo
  • 2018: Druid / Godot Workshop with Aaron Monaghan
  • 2017: Theatre for Change in Galway – Workshops in Forum Theatre with Sanjoy Ganguly of Jana Sanskriti, Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed in India. (Four days)
  • 2017: NUI Maynooth “Performing Shakespeare” with Liam Halligan (Three days)
  • 2016: NAYD at Marino College “Voice” with Max Hafler (Three days)
  • 2016: West Cork Literary Festival: participated in a week-long songwriting workshop with Jack L culminating in a performance of two songs at an Open Mic with him.
  • 2016: Songwriting Workshop with Liz Clark at the Skibbereen Arts Festival.
  • 2015: Berklee College of Music (via completed a Songwriting course online with Berklee College of Music, taught by Pat Pattison
  • 2008-2019: Westport Toastmasters Member, Advanced Communicator